Analysis of Thermal Scanning Imagery to Investigate Point Inflows Into Surface Water Bodies

by James E. Nelson, Univ of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, United States,
Stephan E. Silliman, Univ of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, United States,
Ronald J. Wasowski, Univ of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Civil Engineering Applications of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems


Using a modified technique of thermal infrared remote sensing, physical sampling, and data analysis (graphical and geostatistical) locating a small inflow to a lake was possible. Thermal infrared remote sensing detected radiant temperature anomalies on the surface of the lake. These anomalies then influenced the design of a sampling program for the collection of water quality parameters. This collected data set was then analyzed both graphically and geostatistically to verify the existence of water inflow at the locations of the radiant temperature anomalies.

Subject Headings: Thermal analysis | Imaging techniques | Inflow | Surface water | Graphic methods | Lakes | Radiation | Water resources

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